Monday, October 5, 2009

Calling all Southern Belles

At some point this fall (how's that for vague) I am going back to Texas for a few days. Way Cooler has to attend a conference of homileticians and I am tagging along thanks to Aeroplan points.

While he is at the conference I am on a personal quest to eat my way across the Metroplex.

Yes, my weekend doesn't sound quite as fun as Way Cooler's but I'll just have to deal with it.

One of my favorite things in Texas was Southern food. I mainly ate southern cooking at potlucks and Luby but that was enough to give me a deep and abiding love for soul food and everything Southern fried.

So my Southern friends, where is the best place to find the following?:
Biscuits and gravy
Peach cobbler
Green beans cooked with bacon (which is the way God intended for them to be cooked)
Sweet tea
Chicken fried steak
squash casserole

I think we have the BBQ situation under control, our first stop after getting off the plane will be Cousins. We plan to eat until they roll us out at closing time. But for the rest, help a Canadian out. Where do you get the good stuff?


Jennifer said...

Jody and I recommend Texas Roadhouse(the best chicken fried steak ever) or Cotton Patch. Between the two you can get everything on your list.

Knittinchick said...

Hmmm... your cousin that lives on the other side of the city makes her own cornbread. Maybe you'd have to pack a lunch to come get some hot out of the oven.

I agree on the green beans. I thought that I had died and gone to artery clogged heaven when I had them in Atlanta.

Nicole said...

Well...I was once at the Taste of Texas where you can choose your own cut of meat and have cornbread on the side. The thing is, when I was there they put a bandanna on you and sang some Texan song, so it was kind of embarrassing, so I'm not sure I would totally recommend it. But the food was good.

Heather of the EO said...

I'm of no help to you. Just sayin. :)

Anonymous said...

Try Hattie's in S. Oak Cliff. It's a bit more upscale and not at all chain-ish, but the food is fabulous and about 1/3 the price of eateries N. of the Trinity River.